Take advantage of roll transport feature improvements
If you have developed your own permission checks to use them in your own programmes or to make extensions to the SAPS standard, it is essential that you maintain the Z authorization objects as suggestion values for the respective applications. Thus, they do not have to be reworked manually in the respective roles. In addition, you have created a transparent way to document for which applications your customer's permissions are available. Last but not least, a well-managed suggestion value maintenance helps you with upgrade work on suggestion values and PFCG roles. This ensures that your changes and connections to the respective PFCG roles are retained and new permissions checks for the new release are added to the applications.
The SU10 transaction, as the user administrator, helps you maintain bulk user master records. You can now also select the user data by login data. You're probably familiar with this. You have blocked users, for example, so that a support package can be included. Some users, such as administrators, are not affected. For collective unlocking, you only want to select users with an administrator lock. The mass maintenance tool for users in the transaction SU10 is available for this purpose. This transaction allows you to select by user and then perform an action on all selected users. Until now, users could only be selected by address data and permission data.
Our services in the area of SAP authorizations
Anyone who owns valuable personal property assumes responsibility for it - just like a landlord, for example. He decides whether changes need to be made to the building, whether privacy hedges need to be planted in the garden or whether superfluous old appliances need to be disposed of and, if necessary, has a new lock installed immediately if the front door key is lost. He may forbid visitors who are not relatives to enter the bedroom or the daughter to have a public party in the house.
A troublesome scenario you're probably familiar with: You will soon be going live with a new business process and must now derive your roles in 97 accounting circles. Here eCATT can make your life easier. It's time again: If you don't have anyone in your department who likes to press the Copy button for several hours in the PFCG transaction, replace the Derive shortcut, and then customise the Organisation Levels (Origen) in the new roles on the Permissions tab (repeatedly connected to memory), the job will hang on you. Because there is hardly anything more boring, at the latest after one hour the first errors creep in. Whenever you have to roll out new roles, for example for your new premium business, to all your divisions, plants, etc. , the creation of the derived roles is tedious - because SAP does not offer smart mass maintenance. The SAP standard offers various ways to record and play on a massive scale. These tools are generally available for all operations in the SAP system, not just for role maintenance. Therefore, they are also more complex to operate, in order to be able to cover as flexibly as possible all possible application scenarios. eCATT is also no exception, so many users are still afraid to use it. But we can tell you from experience: After the second or third time, the creation of the test scripts is so quick that you'll wonder why you haven't always done it this way.
During go-live, the assignment of necessary authorizations is particularly time-critical. The "Shortcut for SAP systems" application provides functions for this purpose, so that the go-live does not get bogged down because of missing authorizations.
Only then can the new process be meaningfully inserted into the authorization concept.
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To learn how to make these services available for suggestion maintenance, see Tip 38, "Use the SU22 and SU24 transactions correctly.".